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Gonzalo Lebrija

Mexico City, Mexico. 1972
"La suerte de detener el tiempo. La Charrería y la Papiroflexia a caballo sobre papel".

Fundación Beckmann A.C., José Cuervo 104, La Villa, Tequila, Jalisco, until Feb 2022.

"La suerte de detener el tiempo. La Charrería y la Papiroflexia a caballo sobre papel". Reserva de la Familia 2021, Casa Cuervo.

Fundación Beckmann A.C., José Cuervo 104, La Villa, Tequila, Jalisco, until Feb 2022.

"La suerte de detener el tiempo. La Charrería y la Papiroflexia a caballo sobre papel".

Fundación Beckmann A.C., José Cuervo 104, La Villa, Tequila, Jalisco, until Feb 2022.

"La suerte de detener el tiempo. La Charrería y la Papiroflexia a caballo sobre papel".

Fundación Beckmann A.C., José Cuervo 104, La Villa, Tequila, Jalisco, until Feb 2022.

"La suerte de detener el tiempo. La Charrería y la Papiroflexia a caballo sobre papel".

Fundación Beckmann A.C., José Cuervo 104, La Villa, Tequila, Jalisco, until Feb 2022.

"La suerte de detener el tiempo. La Charrería y la Papiroflexia a caballo sobre papel". Reserva de la Familia 2021, Casa Cuervo.

Fundación Beckmann A.C., José Cuervo 104, La Villa, Tequila, Jalisco, until Feb 2022.

Breve Historia del Tiempo

Plaza Museo Jumex, Mexico City, 2020-2021.

Breve Historia del Tiempo

Plaza Museo Jumex, Mexico City, 2020-2021.

Breve Historia del Tiempo

Plaza Museo Jumex, Mexico City, 2020-2021.

Sea of Desire

Curated by Dieter Buchhart, Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France, 2018.

Sea of Desire

Curated by Dieter Buchhart, Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France, 2018.

Cathedral

2019. SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah College of Art and Design), Georgia, United States. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Cathedral

2019. SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah College of Art and Design), Georgia, United States. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Cathedral

2019. SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah College of Art and Design), Georgia, United States. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Cathedral

2019. SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah College of Art and Design), Georgia, United States. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Cathedral

2019. SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah College of Art and Design), Georgia, United States. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Vía láctea

2018. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.

Vía láctea

2018. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.

Vía láctea

2018. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.

Mariachi Wagner Performance

2018. SOLUNA (International Arts & Music Festival), Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, United States.

Mariachi Wagner Performance

2018. SOLUNA (International Arts & Music Festival), Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, United States.

Mariachi Wagner Performance

2018. SOLUNA (International Arts & Music Festival), Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, United States.

Cubo torcido

2017. Parque Metropolitano de Guadalajara, Mexico.

Cubo torcido

2017. Parque Metropolitano de Guadalajara, Mexico.

Vía láctea

2016. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba.

Vía láctea

2016. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba.

Measuring the Distance

2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Measuring the Distance

2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Measuring the Distance

2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Measuring the Distance

2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Measuring the Distance

2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Measuring the Distance

2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Measuring the Distance

2015. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Humberto Moro.

La sombra del zopilote

2015. Marfa Contemporary, Texas, United States.

La sombra del zopilote

2015. Marfa Contemporary, Texas, United States.

La sombra del zopilote

2015. Marfa Contemporary, Texas, United States.

Unfolded

2015. MAZ (Museo de Arte de Zapopan), Jalisco, Mexico.

Unfolded

2015. MAZ (Museo de Arte de Zapopan), Jalisco, Mexico.

Unfolded

2015. MAZ (Museo de Arte de Zapopan), Jalisco, Mexico.

Who Knows Where the Time Goes

2013. Faggionato Fine Arts, London, United Kingdom.

Who Knows Where the Time Goes

2013. Faggionato Fine Arts, London, United Kingdom.

Who Knows Where the Time Goes

2013. Faggionato Fine Arts, London, United Kingdom.

Who Knows Where the Time Goes

2013. Faggionato Fine Arts, London, United Kingdom.

Possibility of Disaster

2015. Centro de las Artes de Monterrey (Parque Fundidora), Mexico. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Possibility of Disaster

2015. Centro de las Artes de Monterrey (Parque Fundidora), Mexico. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Possibility of Disaster

2015. Centro de las Artes de Monterrey (Parque Fundidora), Mexico. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Possibility of Disaster

2015. Centro de las Artes de Monterrey (Parque Fundidora), Mexico. Curated by Humberto Moro.

Gonzalo Lebrija’s work is mainly focused on the study of time and the subjective experience that we have of it. Using video and photography as recording systems, the artist uses time as raw material to capture ephemeral moments, while trying to stretch the distance between the past and the future in order to investigate the concept of destiny and chaos in a succession of events. During an important part of his career, he has worked on events and traditions inside his geographical context, on a par with the social structures that these imply.

Recent solo exhibitions and projects include: History of Suspended Time (A monument for the impossible), Palm Springs Art Museum (California, US, 2022); Breve historia del tiempo, Museo Jumex (Mexico City, 2021); Piales (la suerte de detener el tiempo), Travesía Cuatro (Madrid, Spain, 2019); Cathedral, curated by Humberto Moro, SCAD Museum in Savannah (Georgia, US, 2019); Vía Láctea, Museo Tamayo (Mexico City, 2018) and Palacio de Bellas Artes (La Habana, Cuba, 2016); Mariachi Wagner, Moody Performance Hall (Dallas, US, 2018); Caída Libre, Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris, France, 2017); Unfolded Paintings, Travesía Cuatro (Guadalajara, Mexico, 2017); Unfolded, Museo de Arte de Zapopan (Guadalajara, Mexico, 2015); Who knows where the time goes, Faggionato (London, UK, 2014); Possibility of Disaster, Centro de las Artes de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico, 2014); R75/ Toaster, Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow, Russia, 2013); Deriva Especular, Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico City, 2011).

He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, highlights include: Al filo de la navaja, Museo Jumex (Mexico City, 2020); Instantánea, Antigua Fábrica Kodak (Guadalajara, Mexico, 2020); Saber Acomodar, curated by Patrick Charpenel, MCA (Denver, US, 2017) & ASU (Phoenix, US, 2018); El día es azul, el silencio es verde, la vida es amarilla…, Museo Experimental El Eco (Mexico City, 2017); Cómo te voy a olvidar, Galerie Perrotin (Paris, France, 2016); Motopoétique, curated by Paul Ardenne, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon (France, 2014); Habitar el tiempo, curated by Michel Blancsubé, Museo Jumex (Mexico City, 2014); The House, Faggionato (London, United Kingdom, 2014); GRIT: Contemporary Mexican Video Art – An arbitrary selection 1996 – 2012, Goleb (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013); Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa – Art and Film, LACMA (Los Angeles, US, 2013); Resisting the Present, Mexico 2000- 2012, ARC – Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris, France, 2012); Les enfants terribles, Colección Jumex (Mexico City, 2009); Eco: arte contemporáneo mexicano, Museo de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain, 2005).

He has been commissioned to create several public art projects in Mexico, including Condición Suspendida, Estación Tren Ligero, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico and he was the founder of OPA Oficina para Proyectos de Arte in Guadalajara, where he lives and works.

Vía Láctea

2018. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.

Vía Láctea 5

2017. Digital print on cotton paper. 41 x 31 cm

Mariachi Wagner Performance

2018. SOLUNA (International Arts & Music Festival), Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, United States.

The Distance Between You and Me 22

2013. C-Print. 59.5 x 63.8 cm

The Distance Between You and Me 2

2008. C-Print. 49.64 x 60.01 cm

Floreo V

2013. C-Print. 171 x 125 cm

Floreo III

2013. C-Print. 171 x 129 cm

Vía Láctea

2018. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.

Perro Semienterrado

2015. Archival print on cotton paper. 79 x 118.26 cm